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2.5g High Tech "Simplicity" (Pic Heavy)

I've had the itch yet again and snuck another tank into my 700sq ft house. This makes number 11 and hopefully we'll be moving soon so I can have an in home work desk again to showcase it better.

Went out and bought a 2.5G Deep Blue and de-rimmed it.


Spray painted the back with black rubber waterproof paint and filled it with a light bottom layer of Laterite and capped it with Activ-Flora.


Attached the Fluval Nano LED, ZooMed 501 Canister Filter, Ista 45G co2, and a Deep Blue Heat Stick.


Washed out the gel from the dwarf hair grass I purchased at PetSmart (great buy).


Placed the tank in it's little cubby, filled it, and did a co2 test.



The next morning:


Overall I'm very happy how this nice this came out. I plan to get the grass to carpet the whole tank then add a small moss tree or two. This tank once established will be used to breed shrimp most likely. I'll be sure to make a tank journal for this build to keep track of it's progress.

Thanks for looking

75G, 29G, 20L, 12L, 10G, 5 Nano's, 3 Betta bowls


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Here's a shot of tank where it sit's now, tucked away under a tv stand :-(. Can't wait to move and have a work desk at home again


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Nice tank, and thats a beautiful light, I have one myself. Even my anubias grow quickly lol

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That's good to know as I haven't actually tried It out much other than this tank. Not to mention theirs no reviews as it's so new.

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Thats bad ass man, i wonder how quickly it will carpet


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Washed out the gel from the dwarf hair grass I purchased at PetSmart (great buy).
Wow you got that matt at petsmart? I want your store by me! Mine sucks for plants.

Due to photobuckets new bs cost for use of images on forums I have deleted all photobucket accounts. I apologize if you enjoyed or found my photos helpful.
Starting to update these threads

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Looks good
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Wow you got that matt at petsmart? I want your store by me! Mine sucks for plants.
Last Petsmart I was in had quite a few plants that I didn't expect to see. Wish it was in my area. All we have is Petco and they suck for aquarium stuff.


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Yea, we only have 3 Petsmarts in the whole state of RI but the two I've been to are great. I used to live in NJ and they were everywhere! I find RI's to be a little better than NJ's though.

I'll be taking pics this Sunday to see the progress. So far it looks almost the same. Little die of but not bad for emersed to submerged.

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that's an awesome tank, man! sometimes the simple ones turn out to be the best

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Really want to know how the DHG will turn out to be!
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merckey: Sorry I haven't been update on this thread. I've been doing all my updates for the tank in the Tank Journal Section. You can find it here:

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=519497

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Thanks Trigger. I really like how your 29 came out. Whats that plant you have in back middle?

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I've had the itch yet again and snuck another tank into my 700sq ft house. This makes number 11 and hopefully we'll be moving soon so I can have an in home work desk again to showcase it better.

Went out and bought a 2.5G Deep Blue and de-rimmed it.


Spray painted the back with black rubber waterproof paint and filled it with a light bottom layer of Laterite and capped it with Activ-Flora.


Attached the Fluval Nano LED, ZooMed 501 Canister Filter, Ista 45G co2, and a Deep Blue Heat Stick.


Washed out the gel from the dwarf hair grass I purchased at PetSmart (great buy).


Placed the tank in it's little cubby, filled it, and did a co2 test.



The next morning:


Overall I'm very happy how this nice this came out. I plan to get the grass to carpet the whole tank then add a small moss tree or two. This tank once established will be used to breed shrimp most likely. I'll be sure to make a tank journal for this build to keep track of it's progress.

Thanks for looking
Do an update! i love 2.5s!


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